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US-9,659,143 Method for analyzing the robustness of components within a vehicular mechanical system to calculate...
A method for increasing the robustness of a mechanism for a vehicle including the steps of determining a primary function of the mechanism, identifying...
US-9,657,659 Method for reducing air flow in an engine at idle
Methods and systems are provided for controlling air ingestion in an engine during idle conditions. One example approach includes adjusting an opening of a...
US-9,657,637 Method for controlling transitions in a variable displacement engine
Methods and systems are provided for controlling transitions between engine operating modes in a four-cylinder engine. One method includes transitioning engine...
US-9,656,653 Hydraulic brake system for a motor vehicle and fault condition detection for same
The present disclosure provides a hydraulic brake system for a motor vehicle and a method for the detection of a fault condition of the hydraulic brake system....
US-9,656,633 Methods and systems for a vehicle computing system to communicate with a device
A smartwatch having at least one controller in communication with an user interface and a transceiver. The transceiver configured to communicate with a nomadic...
US-9,656,629 Timed independent vehicle secure compartment access
An access system for a vehicle may include a controller. The controller may be configured to respond to receiving an unlock signal indicative of an unlock...
US-9,656,627 Hood bumpers to absorb loading
A hood bumper for a vehicle includes a foundation, a pair of legs extending from the foundation in a first direction, a support extending from the foundation in...
US-9,656,598 Vehicle badge
A badge for a vehicle is provided herein. The badge includes a substrate attached to a housing having a viewable portion. A light directing member defining a...
US-9,656,592 System and method of calibrating a vehicle badge having a number of light sources
A system and method for calibrating a vehicle badge having a number of light sources is provided herein. A display displays a lighting sequence of a virtual...
US-9,656,571 Battery enclosure having T-shaped guides on the outer surface for stiffeners and impact absorbing elements
A battery housing for a traction motor battery of a vehicle is disclosed that includes attachments retained by parallel T-shaped guides on the outer surface of...
US-9,656,570 Current sensor for a vehicle
A vehicle includes a battery configured to operate at a current, during a drive cycle, in a nominal current range for a time greater than in a maximum current...
US-9,656,560 Charge cycle strategy for vehicles using smaller cross section cable
A vehicle includes a traction battery that is coupled to an external charger via a charge port. The traction battery has a maximum charge current. At least one...
US-9,656,556 Capacitor discharging during deactivation of electric vehicle drive system
A drive system for an electric vehicle includes an input capacitor selectably coupled to a DC power source (e.g., battery) by a contactor. A variable voltage...
US-9,656,552 Electrified vehicle noise cancellation
Systems, apparatus and methods for cancelling a noise voltage at a vehicle are presented. An noise cancellation system (NCS) can be configured to null an...
US-9,656,546 Vehicle shifter fluid diverter system
The present disclosure relates to a vehicle shifter assembly having a retainer ring between a housing and an instrument panel or console. The retainer ring...
US-9,656,534 Vehicle door closure cabin pressure relief system
An active pressure relief system for a vehicle cabin in response to a cabin-door closure. An air-extractor may be configured to open when a cabin-door is...
US-9,656,532 Vehicle cabin venting system and method
A vehicle cabin venting method includes cooling a vehicle battery charger by drawing outside air through a vehicle outside air vent door; and operating a hybrid...
US-9,656,318 Methods for joining more than two panels together and assemblies formed by the methods
An assembly for a vehicle and a method of making an assembly including more than three panels stacked together and joined by self-piercing rivets or by clinch...
US-D787,389 Vehicle hood
US-D787,387 Vehicle hood
US-D787,376 Vehicle exterior
US-9,651,006 Component catch for crash robustness
Systems are disclosed to restrain movement of engine components in the event of a collision. A system may comprise an upper intake manifold; a cam cover; a...
US-9,650,973 Methods and systems for airflow control
Methods and systems are provided for airflow control in an engine system which includes a throttle turbine generator including a turbine and a turbine...
US-9,650,946 Method for estimating charge air cooler condensation storage and/or release with two intake oxygen sensors
Methods and systems are provided for estimating water storage in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, engine operation may be adjusted responsive to water...
US-9,650,081 Front end module fascia retention hook
A fastener for securing a first vehicle module to a second vehicle module includes a head having a substantially vertical capturing surface configured for...
US-9,650,011 Passenger airbag including deployable extensions
A restraint system includes an instrument panel and an airbag inflatable from the instrument panel to an inflated position. The airbag includes a main portion...
US-9,649,963 Trim and foam assembly for a vehicle seat
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat frame disposed between an integrally formed back panel and an inner close-out panel. A cushion assembly is operably...
US-9,649,941 Boost converter deadtime compensation
A hybrid powertrain system may include an electric machine, a battery back, a boost converter and at least one controller. The boost converter may include an...
US-9,647,486 System and method for controlling chassis coupling current
An automotive vehicle may include a battery charger that receives electrical energy, via an electrical connection including a ground wire, from an electrical...
US-9,647,249 Cooling system for vehicle batteries
The present disclosure relates to a cooling system for a vehicle battery, having: a cooling plate; an inlet manifold configured to supply fluid from a heat...
US-9,646,745 Thermistor assembly including elastomeric body
A thermistor assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, an elastomeric body, a thermistor housed at least...
US-9,646,441 Shielded communications system
A system includes a vehicle receiver and a fob. The fob includes a shield which defines a shield cavity. A transmitter is located with the shield cavity and is...
US-9,645,970 Driver coaching system
A driver coaching system may have an input device generating an input signal indicative of a road condition. The system may also include an advisory device...
US-9,645,185 AC traction motor fault detection using DC bus leakage hardware
An electrified vehicle has first and second DC buses and a chassis ground. A leakage detector has a detector switch and detector resistor in series between the...
US-9,644,575 Methods for NOx reduction using exhaust-gas condensate
The system and methods described allow for reduce emissions by using a recirculation device within an engine that connects an air feed line to an exhaust line...
US-9,644,568 Reinforced composite cylinder block
Systems and methods are provided for forming an engine comprising a thermoset composite engine block. One example method includes reinforcing the engine block...
US-9,644,564 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing pre-ignition that may be induced in response to actions taken to mitigate a cylinder misfire. An amount of...
US-9,644,561 System and method to restore catalyst storage level after engine feed-gas fuel disturbance
Various approaches are described for air-fuel ratio control in an engine. In one example, a method include adjusting fuel injection from an anticipatory...
US-9,644,559 Systems and methods for improving engine emissions during starting
Systems and methods for improving emissions of an internal combustion engine are presented. In one example, engine crankshaft acceleration is a basis for...
US-9,644,556 Gaseous fuel injector activation
A method for starting an engine is provided. The method comprises opening a throttle valve controlling air flow into an intake manifold in response to a gaseous...
US-9,644,555 Method of pre-emptively regenerating a lean nox trap
A method of predicting the future use of a vehicle or an engine of the vehicle is used to evaluate whether NOx slippage from a lean NOx trap is likely to occur...
US-9,644,552 System and methods for refueling a vehicle
A method for a fuel system, comprising: during a first condition, fluidly coupling a fuel tank to a fuel vapor canister; and fluidly coupling the fuel vapor...
US-9,644,529 Supercharged internal combustion engine with twin-flow turbine and method for operating an internal combustion...
A supercharged internal combustion engine may include a twin-flow turbine with variable vane geometry. One example method to operate the device permits...
US-9,644,509 Muffler
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a muffler, where the muffler includes a housing extending along a longitudinal direction, and a...
US-9,644,506 Method and system of oil delivery in a combustion engine
Methods and systems are described for an oil delivery system of an engine. In one method, oil is pumped via a lower pressure oil pump to piston cooling jets...
US-9,643,606 Vehicle control in traffic conditions
A vehicle may include a steering wheel assembly, a powertrain, and a controller. The steering wheel assembly may include an interface. The controller may be...
US-9,643,590 Methods and system for shifting a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for shifting a transmission of a hybrid driveline that include a torque converter with a lockup clutch are presented. The systems and...
US-9,643,568 Seat belt retractor including pretensioner and slack remover
A seat belt retractor includes a housing and a spool supported by the housing. Webbing is wound around the spool. A webbing engagement member is supported by...
US-9,643,561 Overhead side air curtain protective barrier
An air curtain assembly includes a side air curtain having a top edge and being inflatable from an uninflated position to an inflated position. In the...
US-9,643,554 Collision sensing apparatus
An apparatus includes a closed body having a varied configuration between a first location and at least a second location. The apparatus further includes a...
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